Emmaus Borough Council unanimously passed a resolution to allow the borough to apply for a Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant at its Feb. 20 council meeting.
If awarded, this grant will support the borough in funding the studying to evaluate the nine parks and trail systems, which in turn will help council determine a long-term plan on what improvements and remodeling needs to be done.
A group of residents of the Meadows Apartments in Emmaus and their friends spent Feb. 20 observing Hoodie Hoo Day. This year’s activities were expanded to include several surprises.
“Hoodie Hoo,” which occurs one month before the official start of spring, is a tongue in cheek celebration intended to drive away winter and lift the spirits.
Like “Jingle Bells,” “America the Beautiful” and “Here Comes Peter Cottontail,” songs long associated with seasonal celebrations, the “Hoodie Hoo Marching Song” has become the holiday’s newly adopted anthem.
The East Penn Board of School Directors observed a moment of silence at the beginning of the Feb. 26 meeting in memory of the victims of the most recent school shooting.
During a request to address the board, three residents discussed their concerns about school safety in light of the massacre of 17 students and faculty in Parkland, Fla.
Emmaus High School junior Tanaya Mukherjee asked, “How are you planning to make sure that we are safe and we feel safe and nothing like Parkland will ever happen at Emmaus High School?”
Phoebe Ministries to purchase real estate of Rodale
Senior services organization plans first wellness-focused independent living project in the region
Before the regular meeting of the Lehigh County Commissioners Feb. 14, Director of General Services Richard Molchany during the General Services Committee meeting briefed the commissioners on the status of plans to consolidate Lehigh County’s and the City of Allentown’s 9-1-1 services.
Continuing its long tradition of baking fastnachts for Shrove Tuesday, Good Will Fire Co. No. 1, Trexlertown, had a busy weekend baking, packing and selling more than 3,000 dozen Fastnachts.
As the face of the fire department is changing, and fewer community residents take up the call to volunteer, members now rely on some outside help to fill the gaps.
One volunteer even traveled from Italy to help with the effort Feb. 10.
Giada Martini traveled from Revó, Trentino, Italy, where she is a firefighter with the municipal fire department.
A team of organizers, counselors, individuals in recovery and a candidate for senate shared their history, stories of success and sobering but hopeful statistics during the Allentown leg of “Breaking the Cycle: Communities Against Addiction” held Feb. 10 at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, 3231 W. Tilghman St.
Elizabethtown Pennsylvania’s Blueprints for Addiction Recovery Incorporated launched a series of 15 town hall meetings inviting communities across the commonwealth to join the discussion about the opioid addiction epidemic.